About Us


What Drives healthKERI?

Health Data should be easy to share and impossible to hack 


We don’t use grand statements about how we’re “revolutionizing healthcare” with cutting-edge technology (though we plan to); or flowery language about the “majestic simplicity” of our solution (though it is simple). We just want health systems to have control over their sensitive health information.


Why We’re in Healthcare

healthKERI exists because healthcare impacts us all, and not in some philosophical sense. Our families, friends, and even our founders themselves have been thrown into the lion’s den of health emergencies. Coming through the other side of those experiences highlights for us how critically important modern technology is to the care setting

Now, making sure that same technology can no longer serve as an attack vector for bad actors—or the care disruptions they cause—is our goal.

Meet the Team

Jared Jeffery, MBA


For over a decade, Jared has worked on healthcare’s interoperability problem. From helping disabled Americans gather their (then-paper) medical records to helping KLAS Research shine a light on healthcare’s progress, Jared is dedicated to the vision of what healthcare can become through technology. 

He has an MBA focused on healthcare management and frequently speaks as an expert for various healthcare-related events, including: Silicon Slopes, the Healthcare IT Marketing Conference (HITmc), Health Data Management, Cambia Grove, and others.

As a cancer survivor, Jared has experienced first hand the troubles healthcare IT faces, and is bringing that insider perspective to bear on the problem.

Samuel Smith, Ph.D

Chief Architect

Sam is the inventor of the KERI protocol, continuing a long career in machine learning, AI, and more recently verifiable identity systems (KERI).

He has published more than 100 refereed publications to various journals and has been the principal investigator on many federally funded research projects (including when his autonomous submarines participated in war games with the Navy Seals).

His more recent endeavors include an appointment to the Utah State Personal Privacy Oversight Commission, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sovrin Foundation, and now as the Chief Architect of healthKERI.

Alana Jeffery, BFA

Co-Founder // Project Manager

Alana has spent 11 years as an entrepreneur running her own vocal studio, leveraging her BFA from Brigham Young University. In the corporate world, she honed her project management skills for years as an internal events owner. She ran everything from +300 person company celebrations to black-tie awards shows in Las Vegas and Orlando, which were always delivered on-time and under-budget. 

Alana is the glue that holds the healthKERI ship together as the logistics and coordination leader. In previous roles, internal company-wide gallup polls put Alana as the top ranking manager for employee satisfaction metrics.


What We Do

Inspired by the ever-growing need for data security and integrity, we harness the power of the open-source Key Event Receipt Infrastructure (KERI) protocol. This means we build a solid foundation for safeguarding your system’s health data throughout its lifecycle. We aim to ensure that it remains fraud-proof, auditable, and secure.

By utilizing the KERI protocol, we’re building beyond the minimum required data security standards in healthcare. We’re working to secure every event and interaction within your health data supply chain. 

Our “Sign Everything” motto means applying KERI’s superpowers to every transaction, API call, and exchange of PHI. A digital, verifiable signature system working in the background to fulfill healthKERI’s promise of immutable authenticity for your system’s data. If it sounds like a big job, that’s because it is. So, let’s partner up and get to signing.


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